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Welcome! At The South County Pre-Kindergarten Co-op, we believe that a child’s work is their play. Young children learn best by doing. Learning isn’t just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and creative experimenting, while benefiting from the participation and support of parents. Children need to manipulate blocks, try on dress-ups, interact with each other, squish Play-Doh, finger paint, cut-and-paste, and try a variety of other activities to be successful learners. Play provides the foundation for the rest of their learning.
A Maryland State Department of Education Licensed Program since 1989, The South County Pre-Kindergarten Co-op is a cooperative preschool that has been serving the greater Annapolis area for over 40 years. The school is an organization made up of parents and teachers providing their children with quality child care and education at a reasonable cost. Our cooperative environment allows parents to participate and offer input to their child’s classroom experience. Our program is specifically designed to allow the first school experience to be exceptional, low-cost and family focused. The South County Pre-Kindergarten Co-Op has been uniquely designed and is prepared to accomplish our Mission and Educational Goals. We have small class sizes with a small teacher-to-child ratio. Our facility is large and well equipped to provide children an opportunity to explore and create. We also provide an opportunity for parents to participate in their child’s first school experience and to meet other families with young children. Most importantly, we like to have fun!
The South County Pre-Kindergarten Co-op is an 501 (C) (3) Non-profit organization.
Curriculum: All our classes follow The Creative Curriculum for Preschool by Dodge, Colker and Heroman. “The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is remarkably comprehensive, offering a valuable overview of the theories and research behind the Curriculum, and integrating new developments in the field. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is indeed one of the most useful tools in our profession, offering ’the big picture’ and a range of specific, practical strategies.” – Margie Carter, early childhood college instructor, author, consultant.
The South County Pre-Kindergarten Co-op does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, general membership, and volunteers.
If you have questions about our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road, Davidsonville, Maryland 21035, United States
Monday - 9:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday - Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed